Obituary: Carol Allison Riley

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Carol Riley, 83, of Batesville passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.

She was born on Feb. 23, 1936, in Batesville, Arkansas to Allison ”Dick” Shoemaker and Wilma Mary (Jullian) Shoemaker.

Carol was of the Baptist Faith and she loved her children and all of her grandchildren she also enjoyed cooking and loved serving all that she cooked for.

Survivors include her two sons, Steve Riley of Zion and Larry Riley of Batesville; daughter, Teresa Branscum of Batesville; daughter-in-law, Brenda Riley of Southside; five grandchildren, Rodney Heigle (Pam), Christie Byrd (Craig), Vanessa Bowren (Brandon), Meeta Foster (Chase) and Seva Taylor (Dustin); and nine great-grandchildren, Alicia Mason, Haylie Mason, Dakota Robertson, Brittany Heigle, Trenton Heigle, Brayden Bowren, Cayden Bowren, Madden Foster, and Lawsyn Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Riley; son, Ricky Riley, and two sisters, Vivian Jones and Betty Burgess.

Graveside memorial services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home with Bobby Sanders officiating.

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